Fayetteville, NC (September 18, 2023) – Fayetteville State University (FSU) has appointed of Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Michael Alexander as the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Military Relations in the Division of External Affairs and Military Relations. In this role, Alexander will provide invaluable oversight, guidance, and leadership in fostering collaboration between FSU and military-affiliated organizations.
"We are thrilled to welcome Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Michael Alexander to our leadership team," said Chancellor Darrell Allison. "His exceptional leadership skills, military experience, and dedication to student success make him the ideal candidate for this role. With Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Alexander at the helm, FSU will continue to enhance its support for military-affiliated students and strengthen its partnerships with military organizations."
As the AVC for Military Relations, Alexander will spearhead efforts to identify and secure contract opportunities that leverage FSU's deep expertise to assist partner organizations in areas such as professional training, research, and workforce development. These collaborative initiatives may encompass non-credit and for-credit training contracts delivered through FSU's Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS), Center for Enterprise Resource Planning and Advanced Analytics (CERPAA), or other university units, as well as applied research contracts, student internships, and employment opportunities.
“Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Michael Alexander's strong leadership, interpersonal skills, and commitment to diversity align seamlessly with FSU's mission and values. His principled leadership style, informed by personal and professional integrity, will undoubtedly guide the university's efforts to better serve military-affiliated students and organizations,” said Wesley Fountain, Vice Chancellor for External Affairs and Military Relations.
Alexander brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this critical role. With 31 years of distinguished service in the Special Operations (SOF) community, he possesses an intimate knowledge of military culture and the unique needs of non-traditional college students. He is also an FSU alumnus, Class of 2003, further strengthening his commitment to the university's mission.